Wasp nest – Darázsfészek

by | Mar 2, 2016 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Fortunately, this wasp nest has nothing to do with those angry insects, darázsfészek in this case means yeast pastry rolls with creamed butter and/or ground walnuts. These walnut “snails” are generally served as a dessert after thick, filling soups. You can decide if you spread the dough only with soft butter sweetened with sugar or you also sprinkle it with ground walnuts. The pastry rolls have to be placed close to each other and they have to fill the entire pan before baking. To make the rolls very soft, brush hot milk (adding vanilla sugar to the milk is optional) on tops at half-time when they gain some colour.

Wasp nest / Darázsfészek
Darázsfészek – photo: zserbo.com
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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

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In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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